A California abortion clinic may have been the target of violence.
And a traffic dispute in Northern Virginia leads to murder allegedly at the hands of teenagers.
News 7 at noon is next.
Fire officials are investigating an early morning blaze at at a California abortion clinic. It's unclear whether the damage was deliberate, as has been the case at some other abortion clinics across the country.
Fire officials say the Sacramento clinic was slightly damaged by the flames.
The fire broke out shortly after three and was contained in about 20 minutes.
The damage was mostly to the exterior of the structure.
Investigators say at this time the cause of the blaze is unknown.
Seven people face charges in connection with Wednesday's deadly fire at a South Korean summer camp.
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Nineteen children and four adults were killed.
Police plan to charge a 35-year-old kindergarten teacher with involuntary homicide.
They say she was drinking with her husband near the children's rooms when the fire broke out, and did little to save them.
Also facing charges are the camp owner, another teacher and four of the camp's architects and builders.
Police say most of the camp buildings were faulty and had poor
fire prevention and alarm systems.
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In Argentina, three people are dead and several others injured after a train collided with a gasoline tanker truck.
The tanker exploded, and ignited several train cars.
The accident happened in a rural area where there were no fences or gates separating the frain tracks from the road.
The Fairfax County prosecutor calls it a "heinous and senseles" crime.
On Tuesday two teenage girls savagely beat up a young mother when she asked them to move their car from the middle of the road so she could go to church.
Last night, twenty year old Natalie Davis died of those injuries.
Mark Lodato has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Mark Lodato/Reporting; 1:11]
[OUT Q=for CBS News.]
A physician from Arkansas on his way to Scotland appears to be the sole victim of yesterday's plane crash west of Staunton.
N-T-S-B officials are back at the scene today, trying to determine what caused the small plane to go down.
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The ``Daily News Record'' of Harrisonburg says Doctor Brian Hawley of Forest City, Arkansas was the only person believed on board.
A friend says Hawley was flying to Washington, where he was planning to board a flight to Scotland to renovate a castle he owned.
Hawley was a native of Scotland.
The group Sons of Confederate Veterans plans to file a federal lawsuit against Governor Gilmore and the Department of Motor Vehicles today.
The S-C-V wants Virginia to allow the display of the Confederate battle flag on the group's special license plates.
Over the years the Roanoke City Market has been home to some offbeat characters.
Most of those eccentric regulars don't even get a second look.
But this one did.
A mummy showed up, inviting people to visit the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
The mummy is promoting the museum's new MegaDome theater, which will be showing a film about the treasures of ancient Egypt.
The wraps come off the theater tomorrow; the film will be showing through Labor Day.
The newest Spike Lee movie opens across the nation
today, retelling the story of one dark summer in New York City when the serial killer known as the Son of Sam was on the loose.
Bobbi Harley has a look at the film "Summer of Sam", and some of the controversy surrounding it.
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[SUPER=03-New York City/1977;]
[SUPER=01-Michael Lauria/Father of Victim;]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS]
(SUPER: 1977, NEW YORK CITY)
THE SUMMER OF 1977...IN NEW YORK CITY...WENT DOWN IN HISTORY.
TEMPERATURES SOARED...THE LIGHTS WENT OUT...AND LOOTING BEGAN. REGGIE
JACKSON RULED THE DIAMOND AND DISCO FILLED THE DANCE FLOOR.
NAT - STUDIO 54
ALL THIS, WHILE THE CITY'S FIRST SO-CALLED SERIAL KILLER HAD
EVERYONE ON EDGE, WONDERING WHO WAS NEXT.
SOT - SPIKE LEE/DIRECTOR - I remember the heat, the whole hysteria from
Son of Sam.
TWENTY-TWO YEARS LATER - FILMMAKER SPIKE LEE HAS TRIED TO RE-CREATE
THAT SUMMER ON THE BIG SCREEN.
NAT SOUND - TOUCHSTONE PICTURES - I just saw the bodies
AS WITH MUCH OF LEE'S WORK -- THERE'S CONTROVERSEY.
HE SAYS THE "SUMMER OF SAM" LOOKS AT WHAT HAPPENS IN A BRONX, NEW
YORK NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN HYSTERIA SETS IN.
THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES SAY IT CAPITALIZES ON THEIR PAIN -- MICHAEL
LAURIA'S 18-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER DONNA WAS THE SON OF SAM'S FIRST VICTIM.
SOT - Michael Lauria/Father of Victim: Murder is not entertainment and
to me, this is what he's doing, he's exploiting me and everybody else.
EVEN KILLER DAVID BERKOWITZ - SERVING SIX LIFE TERMS - HAS TOLD
REPORTERS HE WISHED THE MOVIE WASN'T MADE.
BUT ONE OF THE STARS THINKS IT TELLS A MUCH BIGGER STORY.
SOT - MIRA SORVINO/ACTRESS We meant no disrespect by this and I think
the film really speaks against the violence of the Son of Sam rather
than glamorizing it.
STANDUP - BOBBI HARLEY/NEW YORK SPIKE LEE WANTS AUDIENCES TO FIND A
LESSON HERE - IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE NEW YORK, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE 1977
- ANY PLACE AT ANY TIME CAN COME UNDER SEIGE - TURNING PEOPLE AGAINST
EACH OTHER AND AGAINST THEMSELVES. BH, CBS NEWS, NY.))
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President Clinton today signs a bill into law that will keep Y-2-K lawsuits to a minimum in the next millenium.
It would give businesses 90 days to fix the computer problems before any lawsuits could be filed.
The House and Senate gave their overwhelming approval to the legislation yesterday.
The American bald eagle will be spreading its wings high and wide the last July 4th holiday of this millennium.
President Clinton this morning announced that the bald eagle has been scratched from the list of endangered species.
Americ's national symbol had been near extinction in the 19-60's, when there were fewer than 450 pairs.
Today, scientists estimate there are more than 45-hundred pairs of bald eagles.
The recovery began after the pesticide D-D-T was banned in 1972.
A mortgage company in Brainerd, Minnesota may soon find itself with one less employee.
That because a 21 year old woman who works there plans to eventually quit her nine dollar an hour job, livving off her 78 million dollars in lottery winnings.
Farrah Slad (SLADD) had the winning ticked in Wednesday's 150 million dollar powerball drawing.
She chose the lump-sum payment.
Slad says she bought the ticket when she stopped to get some gas on her way to her parents house.
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(( "I THANK MY
PARENTS AND MY CAR
FOR THIS, YOU KNOW,
THAT I'M HERE TODAY.
I PLAN ON, YOU KNOW
-- THEY'VE GIVEN SO
MUCH TO ME, I'M GOING
GIVE BACK TO THEM,
PROBABLY GET THEM
THEIR DREAM HOME THAT
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But Slad does plan to spend some of the money on herself.
She says she'd like to buy her dream car, a house and take a trip to Mexico.
Tinky Winky goes to the slammer. Actually, several Tinky-Winkies .. or men dressed up as the TeleTubbies character.
The protestors blocked entrances to United Airlines' downtown ticket office in San Francisco.
They're upset because the company is appealing a ruling that forces the airline to provide workers with domestic partners' benefits.
As you probably know, Tinky-Winky got plenty of attention after a Reverend Jerry Falwell publication told readers the character had been adopted as a symbol of gay-pride.
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We're almost down to the semi-finals at Wimbledon.
Pete Sampras advanced when Mark Philippousis withdrew from their match with an apparent leg injury.
Patrick Rafter defeated Todd Martin in four sets.
On the women's side, it's two unknowns reaching the semis.
Mirjana Lucic (Meer-YANNA Luch-itch) and Alexandra Stevenson advanced with three-set victories.
The Winston Cup Circuit sped through qualifying yesterday in preparation for tomorrow night's primetime Pepsi 400 in Daytona.
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Ricky Rudd, who found out Wednesday that Tide is leaving his team at the end of the season after eight great years, almost pulled off the ultimate Proctor and Gamble payback as he just missed winning the pole.
He'll start second right behind front row Joe Nemechek, who ripped off a wicked lap at 194 point 860 miles an hour to take the top spots. Here the top 25.
[go to Pepsi 400 boards]
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[SUPER=0107-1. Joe Nemechek/194.860/2. Ricky Rudd/194.574/3. Mark Martin//4. Chad Little//5. Rusty Wallace//;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Tony Stewart//7. Sterling Marlin//8. Mike Skinner//9. Bobby Labonte//10. Dale Earnhardt//;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Jeff Gordon//12. Dale Jarrett//13. Michael Waltrip//14. Bill Elliott//15. Wally Dallenbach//;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Jerry Nadeau//17. Jimmy Spencer//18. Bobby Hamilton//19. John Andretti//20. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Geoffrey Bodine//22. Dave Marcis//23. Buckshot Jones//24. Kenny Irwin//25. Ward Burton//;]
[OUT Q=...last driver."]
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Rick Mast was did NOT qualify last night. He spent yesterday morning in Orlando at the NASCAR cafe showing off his new "Woody Woodpecker" machine.
The Universal Studios sponsored Ford is looking forward to a big weekend of promotion and performance in the Pepsi 400, which airs LIVE on WDBJ-7 tomorrow night at eight.
Martinsville's Keith Decker has advanced to the final 8 at the Virginia State Amateur golf tournament.
And Roy Stanley has this report on one of the state's top amateurs.
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[SUPER=01-Keith Decker/Two Wins Today; :13]
[SUPER=01-David Partridge/Eliminated Today; :36]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]
((Decker last won the amateur championship in 1991. He opened match play this morning with a 3 and 1 win over Bryan Jackson.))
((KEITH DECKER/ADVANCES TO FINAL 8:))
((Playing with his best friend David Partridge, Decker missed medalist honors by a stroke after two rounds.
His strategy has changed but Partridge says Decker is very hard to beat when it comes to match play.))
((DAVID PARTRIDGE/KNOCKED OUT OF MATCH PLAY:))
((Match play will continue on Friday with the finals scheduled for Saturday.))
Matt Mankin of Fincastle is also in the final 8. He'll play medalist Faber Jamerson at 8 in the Mornin.
Finally, it's a new record, and a perfect one for mid-summer.
This is no ordinary sand castle at the beach. Take a look at what people in Holland created along their coastline.
This sculpture sets a new record, 56 feet high and 230 feet wide, but even better, it's the work of some very skilled people.